Learn to Skate Classes

The Learn to Skate USA program is the premiere learn to skate program.  AZ ICE Gilbert’s staff adheres to their guidelines, providing a learning environment that motivates skaters to learn proper skating techniques and to enjoy a life-long love of skating!

As with your child’s regular school classes, our goal at AZ ICE Gilbert is to have your skater learn skills correctly before they move to the next level. To maximize your child’s progress, make sure they practice outside of their lessons. Practice sessions are available daily.

Regular attendance and practice habits will help skaters as they attempt to pass their evaluation at the end of the term!

We look forward to skating with you!

AZ Ice Gilbert offers Learn to Skate classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (for home school only), and Saturdays for your convenience!  For a detailed schedule of lesson times, please click here!

ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE DONE AT GUEST SERVICES! If you would like to fill out your form in advance, please print this form and bring it in with you.  One form per skater please!

Sessions 2019 

May – June 2019

Tuesday – 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 (8 Sessions, $120)

Thursday – 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 (9 Sessions, $135)

Saturday – 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 (8 Sessions, $120)

July – August 2019

Tuesday – 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 (9 Sessions, $135)

Thursday – 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 (8 Sessions, $120)

Saturday – 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31 (8 Sessions, $120)

September – October 2019

Tuesday – 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 (9 Sessions, $135)

Thursday – 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 (8 Sessions, $120)

Saturday – 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 (7 Sessions, $105)

November – December 2019

Tuesday – 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 (7 Sessions, $105)

Thursday – 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19 (6 Sessions, $90)

Saturday – 11/02, 11/09, 11/16, 11/23, 12/07, 12/14, 12/21 (7 Sessions, $105)

If you would like to participate in two days a week, there is a 15% discount on the second class, and there is a 20% discount on the third class if you would like to do all 3 days.

Learn to Skate Class Descriptions

Snowplow Sam 1-3:  For ages 3-6 who have never skated before. This is a great starting point to learn the basics of skating.  Children will advance through levels 1-3 with each level gradually becoming more challenging.

Basic 1-6:  Introduces skaters to the fundamentals of the sport. These levels cover forward and backward skating, stops, edges, turning and crossovers, as well as fundamental jump and spin techniques. Upon completion, skaters advance to our Pre-Freeskate program.

Pre-Freeskate: Designed for those that are starting to take a serious interest in developing their skating to build from Basic to Freeskate levels!

Freeskate 1-6:  Skaters work on all the necessary skills to prepare them for semi-private and private lessons. This is the point where the skater can decide between competitive and recreational approach to the sport of figure skating.

Adult / Teen 1-6:  Designed for the beginner adult/ teen skater.  Promotes physical fitness and improved balance and coordination on the ice while learning proper skating techniques.  Although divided into levels, the adult/ teen skater will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated.

Adult / Teen  Advanced:  For those Adults and Teens that want to learn higher level skills such as jumps, spins, and take their skating to the next level.

New Specialty Classes

Fundamentally Freestyle: This class is for All Levels of skaters planning to advance to private lessons on Freestyle Sessions.  Students will learn jumps and spins in a freestyle setting. Class will focus on jump foundation and technique, spin structure and execution, as well as on ice etiquette and working in a controlled freestyle setting. Saturdays 8 Week Session $120 per session or $16 per drop in class.

Power Stroking – Open to All Levels of skaters. This class will work on edge control, balance, speed, and overall stamina with creative techniques. Saturdays or Tuesdays 8 Week Session $120 per session or $16 per drop in class.

Edges, Steps, Levels and More  – Designed for  levels Pre-Freeskate and up.  Skaters will learn creative and innovative edges, steps, and turns which will evolve into step sequences that can be used in competitive programs.  Thursdays 9 Week Session $135 per session or $16 per drop in class.

Creative Skating (40 min class)This class is open to All Levels of skaters and will encompass Artistry in Motion (AIM), Theatre on Ice (TOI), and Synchronized Skating! This class is a great segue to those who wish to participate in AZ Ice Gilbert show productions. AIM introduces students to the basic principles and philosophy of choreography, presentation, and performance. TOI also focuses on choreography, skating movements, and the rapport between skaters and/or subgroups of skaters at an introductory level. Synchronized Skating introduces skaters to group skating. This class will work on the 5 basic elements which include The Block, Circle, Line, Wheel, and Intersection. Saturdays 8 Week Session.  $160 per session, or $22 drop in per class.

Speed SkatingThis class introduces skaters to the basics of Speed Skating and provides motivation to continue improving skating skills. The emphasis of the program is to develop confident and competent skaters of all levels and ages. Speed skates, Figure skates, or Hockey skates may be worn for this class. Based on Availability.  See Guest Services for more information.

Skating School Information

  • ice-skatingAt the beginning of each semester, every student gets a name badge. This badge must be worn to class each week.
  • On the upper right hand corner of the student’s badge, there are P’s standing for the free passes and guest passes. These passes expire at the end of the semester.
  • Each class holds a minimum of 3 students and a maximum of 15
  •  Consecutive levels may be combined if less than 3 students are registered.
  • There are no refunds for any class!
  • If a student misses one class, they have until the end of the semester to make up the class. If it is not made up by then, it cannot be carried over to the next semester.
  • Recommended attire for every student would be loose fitted clothes such as sweat pants and a light jacket.Gloves or mittens are a must.
  • Thin socks are much better than thick socks. It’s best to have to skate fit to the foot and not to the sock.

Standards & Evaluations

628x471_mediumThe Learn to Skate USA program is the premiere learn to skate program. AZ ICE Gilbert staff adheres to their guidelines, providing a learning environment that motivates skaters to learn proper skating techniques and to create a life-long love of skating. As with your child’s  regular school classes, our goal at AZ ICE Gilbert is to have your skater learn skills correctly before they move to the next level. To maximize your child’s progress, make sure they practice outside of their lessons. Practice sessions are available daily. Regular attendance and practice habits will help skaters as they attempt to pass their evaluation at the end of the term.

If your skater is struggling, be sure to ask about our new Turbo Boost Lessons, an affordable way to get your child some one on one attention!

Email hharrington@azice.com for more information

Learn to Skate USA Membership

bluelogoLearn to Skate USA program, therefore all members are required to pay a $20.00 annual registration fee for insurance purposes.

The annual fee covers July 1st through June 30th each calendar year. All new students must pay the registration fee to participate in classes and all current students will renew in July 2017.